Hendrix, Jonas Or Elizabeth Taylor? Rent Your Next Vacation Home From The Stars
Here’s some places you can rent where celebrities once stayed.
Have you wondered what its like to sleep in Jimi Hendrix’s bed, undress in Elizabeth Taylor’s boudoir (ED: Yes), bake cookies in Paula Deen’s kitchen or play ball in Ronaldinho’s backyard? Now you can unleash your inner-voyeur with a few hundred dollars and a five-star guest rating on AirBnb. Thanks to the rising popularity of vacation rental sites, you can actually rent celebrity homes and schmooze like the high rollers.
AirBnb might be the coolest thing that’s happened since sliced bread—that and Internet. And buying sliced bread on the Internet. Anyways, it was just a matter of time before celebrities would cash in on this burgeoning trend. “And when it comes to making their investments work for them, celebrities are just like everyone else ” says Jon Gray, senior VP of HomeAway.com, “If they have an empty property they rarely use, why not make money on it?” So, why waste money on a TMZ bus tour to spot a celebrity when you can live in their million dollar estates and earn some serious bragging rights. Here are some rentals that’ll get you packing your bags;
You may not be married to a Jonas, but that shouldn’t stop you from living like you are. Kevin Jonas listed his NJ property for $20,000 a night for the super bowl week. The six-bedroom, five-and-a-half bath mansion has a walkout basement, a billiard room and home theatre system with stadium seating. Jonas even threw four complimentary tickets to the Broncos Vs Seahawks game into the deal.
If you’re one of those who belong to a generation that goes, “Jonas who?” then perhaps you’d relate more to Elizabeth Taylor? You can rent her former home in the Las Palmas neighborhood of Palm Springs for $625 a night. The 4-bedroom house comes with mountain views, a spa and a swimming pool to soak in all that Hollywood glam.
Another Palm Springs gem, Bing Crosby’s 1934 Spanish hacienda rents for $675 a night. With 41 number one hits to his credit and an iconic reading of White Christmas that sold over 100 million copies, his former home has all the good juju you need. The 3,200 square feet house has a living room with 8’x15’ screen with surround sound for music fiends to crank up the stereo.
When guitar legend, Jimi Hendrix shot the concert movie, Rainbow Bridge in Hawaii, he stayed at this private home, now on AirBnb for $165 a night. Known as the Gingerbread House, the 1930’s cottage has a modest kitchenette, and no bedroom—apt as an urban escape for young couples.
Celebrity chef Paula Deen’s cheekily named; Y’all Come Inn beach retreat has plenty Southern charm and lots of free cookies, compliments of the chef. Naturally, the 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath cottage has a kitchen that claims to have everything you’d need to whip up a spectacular meal. There’s also a full coffee service, a porch with a picnic table, bedrooms with 100% cotton bedding and is two blocks to the beach, all for the price of $295 a night. Servants not included.
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